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Day 239: The Young Life Experience

I admit I took very simple things for granted. I grew up with almost everything provided for me – I consider myself as one of those β€œlucky” people probably born with a silver spoon in my mouth. I depended too much on household helps that it took me 22 years to realize that I don’t know how to survive without someone to rely on. This is what I have learned in Cebu for my week long exposure as a work crew in Young Life Oktober Kamp 2012 – and from the couple of camps I attended this year. Read more →

How to Spend 12 Grueling Hours via Sea?

You hop on board, find your deck, put down your things, get some blankets, and then it has been only 15 minutes. What happens for the rest of the 11 hours and 45 minutes on a 12-hour boat ride to somewhere amazing? Iloilo to Cebu takes exactly that long to travel via sea. πŸ˜€ Read more →

Day 222: Say Hello to Squat Toilets

It was 3am and the boat vibrations were still lulling me to sleep. My bladder was really full and I had an urge to urinate. So, I stood up with pride, walking pass the sleeping room mates of mine, battling with the inertia and my dwindling half-asleep-half-awake mode, I managed to enter the men’s – oops!!! No, I managed to enter the women’s bathroom with such drunken grace. Read more →

Day 221: Dealing with Strangers

He was literally breathing down my neck! πŸ™

I was on my way to Cebu City for the Young Life Oktober Kamp 2012 event via sea. Of course, there are a number of things to do on the vessel within that span of time so I decided to stay in the canteen to do some literary work, mock-ups, and doodles. I felt like a princess! lol! Read more →

Day 179: After a Brief Hiatus, I’m Back!

Hey there, stranger! I assume nobody is reading my blog posts anymore. LOL! πŸ™‚ It has been a crazy joy ride the past couple of “days” – 48 to be exact! I remember it so clearly like it was just hours ago that I set aside my unfinished articles and said “I’ll publish these later.” Procrastination came hours became days, days to weeks, and now, a month and two weeks! Ok, I lied about the “Brief Hiatus” thing… But I’m not lying that I’m seriously back, though. I miss writing! πŸ˜€ Read more →

Day 92: Top 10 Emerging Influential Blogs For 2012

It all started with a single thought of traveling the world before turning 30 – that’s approximately 9 years. Between Coordinates is mainly established to hold posts about my travels and my plans to circle the globe. Instead, it became a portal for some people to relate about the places they have been to, experiences they had when they started traveling (especially packing light), and just having those “spur of the moment” conversations practically anything under the sun (life per se, struggles, passion, finances, the importance of living and work). Read more →

Day 84: The 6.5 Months Ahead

Everyday is another step closer to what I’m about to do. Travel around the 80 provinces of the Philippines for 6 months with a 50,000 peso budget, about less than Php277 to spend per day which of course does not include transportation expenses etc. – Where on Earth would I get funds for accommodations? That’s the thing. I might sleep anywhere! Provided that it will be “safe” for me to stay, that is. Read more →

Day 83: Positive Reactions Are Very Encouraging

During lunch yesterday with my friends, I opened up about my #PHL80_23 plan – I just wanted to know if I am not really that “over-the-top” with my proposed project. I expected them to say “That’s impossible, don’t do it.” but they didn’t. Instead, one even said “I’ll join you in some parts of this region” That made me so darn happy!Β πŸ˜€ I guess it’s something they are also looking forward to. Read more →

Day 82: The Clash of What Ifs

I am still in the verge of reading some books about the Philippines, and yes, some are really not that up to date. I highlighted the places that I want to go. For a 2-day 6-hour limit in each Province (that’s the initial plan) I am still doubtful if I could pull this off. I know it is a “huge” leap. Quite frankly, I had a lot of “what ifs” in my mind. Clearly, I am a bit nervous. Read more →

Cebu Seaport Sea Gypsies aka Badjao

Seven in the morning and the ferry was about to dock at the Cebu Seaport – I was wondering why the people were flocking on the far side of the vessel. I asked my friends from California as to why and they simply shrugged their shoulders with no clue at all. I went to check and asked what was the commotion about and one guy with a white V-neck shirt pointed his finger to the little ships below… That was the first time I laid my eyes on the “Badjaos.” Read more →